It must have been fate that the Home Instead Senior Care sign caught Yolanda's eye while on a casual drive through the Daytona Beach area. That spark of interest brought Yolanda to a new career as a CAREGiver. And now we are thrilled to honor her as our CAREGiver of the Month for her nurturing spirit, desire to learn, and for the joy she brings to her clients every day.
Born and raised in Florida, Yolanda is now a busy mother raising four wonderful children between the ages of 12 and 18. Her optimistic mindset and big heart can easily be seen in her daily work at Home Instead. Yolanda came to us with no formal training, but our team discerned in her the heart and spirit that makes a great CAREGiver.
Yolanda started with us in January 2014 and after a year with Home Instead, states there is nothing she doesn't like about her job. Her clients find many special qualities about her – one client stated "Yolanda has her stuff together, she can do about anything!" Another family member loves how proactive and encouraging Yolanda is in caring for her loved one and their home. Yolanda is looking forward to expanding her positivity and care for Home Instead by meeting and working with other clients. It's her passion to help others and ensure that they are well cared for.
Yolanda looks for ways to enhance each of her clients' lives. One client loves to talk and eat with her. Yolanda understands that mealtimes are a social time for this client and is happy to take the time to share a meal – even though it may mean a few extra pounds for her! Another client is an avid card player. He's been teaching Yolanda some new games so they can play together and enjoy a little friendly competition. He even purchased a new card shuffler so they no longer had to shuffle cards and can get more games in!
Overall, it's very apparent that Yolanda is truly a great addition to the Home Instead team. She embodies the kindheartedness that Home Instead Senior Care brings into seniors homes all around the area. Looking to better her clients' lives, she continuously strives to better her skills and always does what it best for the client. Yolanda is also a team player, her co-workers appreciate her eagerness to lend a helping hand wherever needed.
Our sincere appreciation to you, Yolanda! Congratulations on being our 2015 March CAREGiver of the Month!
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